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Metro Briefs May 21
Beth Kissileff will speak following Shavuot morning services on Sunday, May 24 at Young Peoples Synagogue/ Bohnai Yisrael, at 6404 Forbes Ave., at the corner of Denniston. Kissileff’s talk is entit...
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‘Pitboss’ brings kosher Texas-style BBQ to Pittsburgh
The season of road tripping has begun. Some are traveling with friends, others are visiting family. Ari White came to Pittsburgh with 160 pounds of meat. White drove the nearly 400 miles between Ne...
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Clergy’s trip to Israel brings renewed focus on hope
The Rev. Liddy Barlow had never before visited Israel, but what she witnessed and learned while traveling the land with Rabbi Jamie Gibson — and a cohort of 13 other interfaith pairs from across th...
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Jewishness has helped this story-telling cop be a better officer
If a police car stops beside you while you are strolling in Squirrel Hill on a Saturday, and the officer inside rolls down his window and calls you over, don’t be alarmed. It just might be Officer ...
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‘Jewish Pittsburgh’ is a stirring photo trip down memory lane
“Images of America: Jewish Pittsburgh” is a black-and-white photographic odyssey of the history of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and its vast contribution to today’s culture, services and instituti...
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Israeli students show off scientific prowess
Five budding teenage Israeli scientists were in Pittsburgh last week representing the Jewish state at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention ...
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Tough new BDS bill will seek consequences for colleges, universities
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania that opt to boycott or divest from Israel will be barred from receiving any state funds if a new bill introduced last week in the state House of Representa...
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Four-alarm fire changes the face of Squirrel Hill gateway
The landscape of Squirrel Hill was drastically altered last week when a four-alarm fire engulfed the vacant building on the corner of Murray and Forward avenues next to the now-closed Poli Restaura...
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Metro Briefs May 14
The Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and four eastern suburb synagogues have partnered to provide a crash course in understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict...
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As Israel's image sinks, whither Israeli PR?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- In the war of public relations for Israel, the past few weeks have been full of setbacks. Israel’s deadly May 31 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla sparked countless angry editorials, d...
CNN editor fired after Hezbollah tweet
by JTA
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- CNN fired a senior correspondent who praised a Muslim cleric associated with Hezbollah. Meanwhile, a British Foreign Office spokesman said that Britain's ambassador to Beirut was not ...
Brandeis names George Washington law dean as new president
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The board of directors of Brandeis University has tapped the dean of George Washington University’s law school as its next president. Frederick Lawrence, who has been the dean at George...
Netanyahu hints at flexibility on Jerusalem
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- It was an otherwise wholly unremarkable stump speech before a friendly audience in New York. On Wednesday evening at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel, the Israeli prime minister addressed a room...
Moscow exhibit gives a voice to Jewish Red Army soldiers
by Anna Rudnitskaya
JTA
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
MOSCOW — Lev Fein, a Jewish soldier in the Red Army, returned home to Minsk in 1945 to find a letter about his family being wiped out by the Nazis and the dire consequences of the occupation for Be...
Atlanta’s Can!!Can brings the noise
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Can!!Can, a punk rock trio from Atlanta, all but represents the very modern notion of alternative Judaism. Signed to JDub, the record label shared by Matisyahu and Golem, Can!!Can brings a much lou...
‘Medicine in Translation’ looks at cross-cultural issues
by By Morton I. Teicher
For The Chronicle
Jul 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Wife, mother, author, cellist, editor and physician, Danielle Ofri richly demonstrates just how versatile an individual she is in “Medicine in Translation,” her third book. Born in New York to an o...
Congregation moves into new Downtown space
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
On a Tuesday morning in early July, half a dozen grey-haired gentlemen gathered in downtown Pittsburgh for their daily prayers and a bit of breakfast. One might get the sense this is a traditional ...
Local rabbi updates his guide to living Jewishly on campus
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
If Rabbi Scott Aaron had a copy of his own book, “Jewish U,” when he was in college, he would have avoided some uncomfortable situations. The book, just released by New York’s URJ Press in its seco...
Enjoying the company of peers
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jul 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Wouldn’t everyone like to be treated to a night at the salon? This Thursday, mothers associated with The Friendship Circle will be given that opportunity as part of “Mom’s Day Out,” a program desig...